Horror story

Prompt -One morning when you wake up your whole body is covered in blood.

I opened my eyes as I woke up, I can still see the images of the dream I was having, my bed felt weird, warmer than normal. I looked down, I opened my mouth to scream but no sound came out, I was stunned with shock, I struggled to move. I ran from my room finding my voice I screamed.


No one came running, there wasn't a sound in the house. I looked at the clock on the wall and froze it was midday. My mum never slept in past 8 o'clock and she never let me slept in past then either. I walked through the house every second getting more freaked out, I saw more blood in the kitchen, a little bit on the TV screen. I was starting to have thoughts. Maybe I'm dead, maybe this is how I died, in my house covered in blood. I went up stairs to my parent's room hoping to find them there, I looked into my parent's room and saw them both in bed sleeping, but something was wrong I could tell that just from looking at them. I walked over and pulled back the blankets covering them and screamed. They had been chopped to pieces and had a hole in their chests. I ran from their room and start into my little sister's room, I could hear quiet sobbing coming from the closet. I ran over to it and pulled it open, my little sister jumped out at me screaming her fists ready to attack. I caught her hand.

"Kate stop it's me, Kate it's me, your brother, Sean, calm down Kate" I said trying to calm her down.

"Sean?" she asked her eyes wide and hopeful. "I heard u scream I thought u were dead too"

"I'm not dead. Kate what happened? Who were you hiding from?"

"The man that killed mummy and daddy"

"Did you see him? What did he look like?"

"Umm he was tall, very pale and he had pointed teeth."

"Pointed teeth?"

"Yep I'm sure of it, he bit mummy and daddy with the pointed teeth."

At that moment Kate looked over my shoulder and screamed. I turned around. In the shadow of the door way stood a man he was tall and pale white just like Kate said but the most horrifying thing was he had two pointed teeth. He smiled at us, a smile that didn't reach his eyes.

"Yay dessert." He said without emotion. He took a step towards us, and we backed up against the wall. I stood in front of Kate.

"Get out this is my house and I don't want you to hurt my family anymore." I said, in my mind I wished I felt as confident as I sounded.

"Hmmm how about no." the man continued to walked forward. The man walked out of the shadows but when the sun light touched him he screamed and started to smoke like he was burning. He moved backwards into the shadows, still hissing.

"I will get you tonight when the sun goes down, you will die by my hands and I will make it as painful as possible."

He turned around and ran from the room, I stood there still standing in front of Kate, protecting her, not sure if he would come back and surprise attack us or not. After what seemed like ten hours Kate said, "I think he's gone"

"Maybe but we can't be too careful"

I slowly started to move towards the door, Kate complained that she was hungry and ran from the room towards the kitchen, I ran after her yelling "wait don't just run through the house that man could be anywhere"

When I got to the kitchen I found Kate standing by the open cupboard eating Nutella straight out of the jar.

"We need to go to the police." I said

"No. we can't"

"What, why?"

"Do u really think they will believe us?"

At that moment I realised how stupid the thought was a man with pointed teeth that ran around biting people and could walk into sun light, they would never believe that a vampire did it, vampires don't even exist.



"Can u get cleaned up or something? Please"

I looked down and realised I was still covered in blood, still wearing the clothes I had worn to the party last night that were now stained red.

"Oh right I'll go change and have a shower don't go anywhere if that man comes back defend your self with one of the knives."

I went upstairs and had a long shower the second I put my hair under the water the water turned red, after I got out of the shower I went to my room and got dressed I looked out the window and froze.

It was dark outside, my shower had gone for longer then I thought it had. I ran down stairs half dressed, the man's words ringing in my ears "I will get you tonight when the sun goes down"

I ran into the kitchen Kate wasn't there, on the floor there were three broken knives. It was silent in the house, I didn't want to make a sound I knew the man was still here Kate had tried defending her self. A scream split through the silence like a dagger, I spun around and ran towards the stairs. It had come from Kate's room.

I ran into her room, she was laying on the floor in a pool of blood her eyes staring at the corner of the room, she was alive but barely. I knelt down beside her.

"Don't worry Kate I'll help you I'll go call the ambulance"

"N...No don't g….go, h…he's right th….there." she lifted her arm slowly and pointed to the corner, I turned to look and saw him standing there watching us. I looked back at my little sister; she wasn't breathing anymore I felt anger and sadness exploded inside of me I grabbed the knife that was in Kate's hand and ran at the man in the corner. I stabbed him in the stomach but the knife snapped like he was made of metal. I stared at him stunned.

"You can't hurt me, you are but an animal to me, an animal that has been raised for slaughter."

Then he smiled, Kate was right his teeth were pointed he looked like a vampire. I ran down the stairs and slipped in a puddle of fresh blood soaking my clean clothes, I picked myself back up and ran out of the house and into the woods behind my house, I knew the woods better than anyone it was my best chance at losing him.

As I ran I pulled my phone from my pocket and called the only person I could think of.

Ring ring…..ring ring

"Come on pick up pick up" I whispered into my phone

Ring ring "hello?"

"Oh thank god James I need help"

"With what? What's wrong?"

"My family have been murdered and there's some vampire dude chasing me, I'm in the forest please come and help me, you know I don't joke about being scared but dude I'm fucking scared."

"Ok dude tell me where to meet you and I will"

"The tree house"

"I'll be there in two minutes"

"Thanks dude"

I hung up and put my phone back into my pocket and changed directions heading for the tree house. The tree house had been built by me and James when we were five and we always went to it when we wanted to meet up and we often added to it and made it better. But we hadn't been to it in at least six months now so it looked pretty bad when I got there. I waited a few minutes, and then I heard a twig snap I spun around hoping to see James. But it was the man, he was smiling still.

"Nice place you got here."

I backed up slowly and then he vanished, I was still walking backwards, I walked into something, as I turned around and looked I realised I had walked straight into the man.

"What the? How did you? You were over there and now your?"

"Hehehe I know what you're thinking how could someone run that fast? Well I can run faster then you can even see I would be a blur to you so don't even try running."

I stared at him, then I did the only thing I could think of, I ran. I looked behind me as I ran, he was just standing there watching me, then he started walking towards me and I mean towards me he was catching up to me by walking it was like I was standing still, I started panicking. What could I do? Then I saw James walk out from behind the tree house and I felt a flood of relief. But something was wrong. James was standing there watching me trying to run from the vampire man and I saw what looked like a hint of a smile on his lips. My eyes went wide with shock.

"You're in on this aren't you James?" I yelled at him

He looked at me and smiled, his teeth as pointed as a knife, and that was the last thing I saw before the world went black, the last thing I felt was the pain in my neck from him biting me.